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Teen Sex Education, Is Still?

During this time many people questioned the use of sex education for adolescents. Is not no use? How the status of sex education in foreign countries? Let's see for comparison!

ScienceDaily (Mar.20, 2008). Latest research shows that comprehensive sex education can reduce the likelihood of teenage pregnancy, and there is no indication that they improve the level of sex or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). "Whether it was not dangerous to teach teenagers about birth control, in addition to the rejection of sex, 'said study leader, Pamela Kohler, program manager at the University of Washington in Seattle. Parents and educators have long berargumentasi, whether students should get a teaching birth control, or if it is not easy to free sex. Which option is better for delaying sex in adolescents.

Kohler and colleagues observed the results of national surveys United States in 2002 and focuses on heteroseksual teenagers age 15 to 19 years. This discovery-based response from the 1719 youth-published on the journal of Adolescent Health. After reviewing the results, researchers found that one out of four teenagers to receive sex education course denial. Nine percent, particularly in poor and rural areas, do not receive sex education at all. The remaining two-thirds receive comprehensive instruction, with discussion of birth control and rejection relationship. Teenagers who receive comprehensive sex education have 60 percent more likely to get a little pregnancy, compared to not receive sex education at all. Kehamilah likelihood is 30 percent lower in those who only receive a rejection sex education course, compared to those who do not receive sex, but researchers assume that the number is less statistically significant, because some young people who enter in the category examined.

Even though they did not reach statistical signifkansi, the survey also suggests that comprehensive sex education, not only rejecting sex, reduce the possibility of teenagers engaged in vaginal relationship. Second approach does not reduce the likelihood of reported STDs, but the results are not statistically significant. However, these findings support comprehensive sex education diberikannya, so firm Kohler. 'There is no evidence to support that denial of sex education are likely to reduce the occurrence of sex, or pregnancy,' said Kohler again.

Don Operario, PhD., Professor at the University of Oxford in England said that the study provides' further evidence ', to the use of comprehensive sex education and the effectiveness of the approach to sexual rejection only. However, the study does not show how educators should implement comprehensive sex education in the classroom, said Operario, who learn sex education. 'We need a better understanding of the most effective way to provide the type of education in order to maximize students' understanding and acceptance of the community', said Operario.

Journal reference: Kohler PK, Manhart LE, Lafferty WE. Abstinence-only and comprehensive sex education and the Initiation of sexual activity and teen pregnancy. J Adolesc Health 42 (4), 2008.

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The Center for the Advancement of Health. "Comprehensive Sex Education Might Reduce Teen Pregnancies, Study suggests." ScienceDaily 20 March 2008. 28 November 2008 http://www.sciencedaily.com / releases/2008/03/080319151225.htm.